Research Associate

Truth Initiative - Washington, DC (30+ days ago)4.4

Who we are and what we do

Truth Initiative® is America’s largest non-profit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past. We speak, seek and spread the truth about tobacco through education, tobacco-control research and policy studies, community activism and engagement, and innovation in tobacco dependence treatment.

The Schroeder Institute uses rigorous science to identify the most effective means to minimize the harms of tobacco use, measure the effectiveness of interventions and identify best practices for tobacco control. We share findings with decision-makers at all levels so the programs and policies they build will prevent youth and young adults from using tobacco and help current tobacco users quit.

What you will do

The Research Associate will conduct research and program evaluation activities in the tobacco control and health communications field by:

Assisting with studies conducted internally, such as those to evaluate Truth Initiative's programs and media campaigns.
Assisting with studies conducted in collaboration with external partners and government collaborators, such as projects to develop external campaigns.
Helping to select and refine study measures, develop and implement surveys, oversee quality control of data collection, assist in developing analyses plans and prepare a summary of findings.
Developing fact sheets and brief reports; substantiating facts for all organization activities.
Assisting other departments in projects, initiatives, and reports to further Truth Initiative’s mission.
Conducting literature searches and reviews; assisting in the production of manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication and helping in the preparation of grant/contract applications.
Help with presentations of research findings at major conferences and meetings.
Supervising and/or aiding in the supervision of two undergraduate or graduate-level interns.
The skills you have

The ideal candidate must have a Masters' degree in public health, communications, or a related field with 3-4 years of work experience. The candidate must have an interest in tobacco control and media campaigns. Excellent communication skills, with a focus on writing ability, are essential. Some experience with data analysis preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently as well as collaboratively. Attention to detail in a fast-paced environment is essential.

What we can offer you

Truth Initiative offers a competitive salary based on experience with EXCELLENT benefits.

Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter including salary history here


mail application materials to:
Human Resources

Attn: Research Associate

900 G Street, NW

Fourth Floor

Washington, DC 20001

Fax: (202) 454-5597

No telephone calls please.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability.